Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts.
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Ann Leque worked in the health care industry for 20 years until life changed for her. “After volunteering to teach religious education for one of my children, I found that I loved teaching,” she said. Leque went back to school to earn her teaching degree and to become the third generation of teachers in her family. Her teaching career lasted 19 years, the last 14 of which have been at St. Croix Central. Her run as a teacher at the school will come to an end this year as she has announced her retirement.
St. Croix Central was one of 25 schools across the state to be the first recipients of Wisconsin’s Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) Grant Program, the office of Gov. Scott Walker announced earlier this month. Central received $10,790, with the other closest districts receiving grants being Turtle Lake and Rice Lake. The program is offered through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
For the better part of eight months Derek Dravis was splitting his time between three different police departments. That came to an end last month as Dravis became a full-time officer for the Roberts Police Department. “The schedule is a lot easier with only one job,” he said. The 2007 Eau Claire North graduate became intrigued with law enforcement after taking a criminal justice class in high school. “I’ve always wanted to help people,” he added.
Construction has started on the Hammond exit off Interstate 94 and County Road T. Work began at the end of March and is scheduled to be completed by mid-November, said Project Manager Stacie Lambele from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The interchange will see multiple improvements, including roundabouts, entrance and exit ramp extensions, and a new two-lane County Road T bridge over I-94, which will include eight-foot sidewalks on each side for pedestrian and bicyclists.
Pintail Drive in Hammond was lined with cars Saturday afternoon for the fifth annual opener of TPC Field at the home of Nick and Leah Feyereisen. The ballpark is named after the couple’s nine-year-old triplets, Tanner, Parker and Cole.
As part of an assembly honoring students who showed honesty the best, the St. Croix Central elementary student council competed against the teachers in a dance-off Friday, May 6. The video above shows some of the frivolity and fun that ensued ... enjoy.
New Richmond city officials and community leaders came out Tuesday night to congratulate Craig Yehlik as he was named the new Police Chief. Guests were treated to free hot dogs...
On Wednesday, April 27, it was special for the Class of 2016 as Spirit Night was held as the Thomas Sempf Gymnasium. The night began with senior wrestlers (Lukas Smith,...
Four St. Croix Central students earned gold medals during the state forensics meet held at UW-Madison April 15-16. Ariel Backes and Kalena Coleman earned gold awards in prose, Annika Zehm took home gold in farrago, while Nicole Hetletved won for public address. Silver medals went to Michael Sauer for extemporaneous, Jillian Turbeville in farrago, Joey Sauer in four-minute, Camille Budrow in poetry, Carolyn Morris and Ryan Christensen in prose.
The St. Croix Central board met for the second time Monday, May 2, to talk about where cut to achieve a balanced budget for the 2016-17 school year. The board...